Bill Hader Brings Herb Welch Back to SNL

By Kevin Eck 

When Bill Hader came back to host “Saturday Night Live,” he brought recurring character Herb Welch along to delight local on-air news talent everywhere.

You may remember Welch as the gruff, somewhat senile reporter who smacks his interviewees in the face with his mic.

Some think Hader’s character is inspired by a 2001 on-air scrap between WNYW reporter Dick Oliver and anchor Jim Ryan. See that video after the jump.

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